Master of Science Programme (DMS)

Master of Science Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2022 (DMS)

IISER Kolkata invites applications from motivated students for admission to the Master of Science in Mathematics for Autumn 2022. This programme comprises two years of Masters-level coursework.

Eligibility: Students with a B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. or an equivalent degree from any recognized University/Institute/College with Mathematics as one of the honours/major subjects can apply. Admission, however, will be subject to completion of all formalities, as described below, in 'Selection Process'.

Minimum Qualifying marks: Candidates need to secure a minimum of 55% marks/equivalent grades in honours/major (if applicable), or 55% marks/equivalent grades in Aggregate (if honours/major is not applicable). Those who are appearing in the final examination of their degree course can also apply; for them, the eligibility marks are 55% based on the marks obtained in the undergraduate examinations held till the date of submission of the application form. JAM-Mathematics is not essential for applying for MSc in Mathematics.

Reservation Policy: Reservations for candidates will be as per Govt. of India norms. The qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC candidates are 50% as per Central Government relaxation policy.

Selection Process: MSc-Mathematics Entrance Test (subjective-3 hours) will be held at IISER Kolkata (Refer to Syllabus). The Institute will declare the list of selected candidates on the Institute website. Candidates must produce the final marksheet to the Academic Office within 60 days of their admission and having secured a minimum of 55% of marks/equivalent grades in honours/major (if applicable), or 55% marks/equivalent grades in aggregate (if honours/major is not applicable). If one finally does not obtain 55% marks, then the studentship will stand cancelled.

Important Dates:
Application portal opens : 11th April 2022
Application portal closes : 13th May 2022
Publication of Shortlist for Entrance Test :20th May 2022
Entrance Test :29th May 2022
Publication of Entrance Test result :7th June 2022
Pre registration portal opens :8th June 2022
Registration :28th July 2022


How to apply: The applicants should open the link at the bottom of this page (Submit New Application) and properly fill the application form as instructed and submit it. Applicants should save the properly filled application form and take a print out. This will serve as the hard copy of the application.

Documents required:
Documents required to appear in the entrance test.
Candidates should bring the following documents:
1. A hard copy of the application
2. A proof of identity along with a print out of the same to appear for the test. Aadhaar card or voter ID card may serve as a valid document.
Documents required at the time of admission: Candidates selected should bring the following documents (photocopy along with originals) at the time of admission:
1. Self-attested copies of mark sheets and certificates of all examinations starting from secondary examination.
2. Photo identity
3. Proof of age



Syllabus for the Entrance Test

1. Analysis: Sequence and series of real numbers and functions, continuity and differentiability of real valued functions of one variable and applications, uniform convergence, Riemann integration, improper integrals, continuity and differentiability of real valued functions of several variables, partial derivatives and mixed partial derivatives, total derivative.

2. Algebra:
(a) Set Theory:Sets, relations, functions, countable & uncountable sets.
(b) Group Theory: Groups, subgroups, cyclic groups, homomorphisms, Lagrange’s theorem, normal subgroups.
(c) Rings: Rings and ideals, quotients, homomorphism and isomorphism theorems, maximal ideals, prime ideals, integral domains.
(d) Linear Algebra: Vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, dimension; linear transformations, matrices, determinant, rank-nullity theorem, solution of linear system of equations, eigen values, eigen vectors, diagonalizability.